Alberta Residential Builder Takes Quantum Leap
Jayman BUILT introduces new BUILT GREEN® / Net Zero certified homes
Built Green Canada’s first builder, and founding member, has taken another jump forward in sustainable building with their BUILT GREEN® homes. In their new Quantum Performance Ultra E-Homes, Jayman BUILT offers more green features as well as the company’s first certified Net Zero Energy homes.
These Calgary- and Edmonton-based houses are expected to use over 80 per cent less energy than a home built to current building code—each home saving over 8 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year—and, exceeding 2030 National Energy Code targets.
This is achieved through a number of systems and methods, including solar—in fact, all energy required to run the home is either from its solar panels, or, when needed, the electrical grid. But, it’s not just about energy production. A smarter design means less heat (energy) loss: between Jayman’s proprietary wall system (with a one-hour fire rating); a continuous wrap of insulation around the whole home; and triple-pane windows, the home is quieter, more comfortable, and more efficient.
Meanwhile, a highly efficient mechanical system provides domestic hot water and cooling: an air source electric heat pump serves the whole home, even in larger houses, where two furnaces might typically be required. Overall, annual energy use is reduced to 40 GJ, versus a typical new home at around 118 GJ.
Being long-engaged with the Built Green holistic approach, Jayman BUILT knows energy is one piece of the sustainability puzzle. And therefore, they’ve included thoughtful design elements that improve both the comfort and health for occupants. These range from air filtration systems to the inclusion of a type of fan that has built-in UV light to kill pathogens and help clean the air—this is also programmed into the smart home technology and runs off Alexa.
And beyond attention to indoor air quality, these BUILT GREEN® certified homes have addressed water and waste management, more durable and ethically produced building materials, and responsible business practices.
Following their long-held tenants of green building, Jayman BUILT has been able to incrementally hone their process, so they’re in a place to offer these responsibly built, high performance homes—with affordability in mind. They’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t, and how to get there without the exorbitant price tag.
“Jayman BUILT is a true leader in the residential building sector,” says chief executive officer at Built Green Canada, Jenifer Christenson. “The innovative mindset behind Jayman has propelled the company towards building a better home for their customers, the environment, and this industry as a whole, which naturally evolves as leaders guide the way forward.”
“Jayman is proud to welcome Albertans to the homes of the future, as we have redefined the science of homebuilding by combining healthier, smarter, and more energy efficient homes than any other homebuilder in the market,” said Jay Westman, Chairman and CEO, Jayman BUILT. “We pride ourselves on our award-winning designs and professional customer experience. We are leading by example in Canada and have met 2050 Net Zero targets, as of today.”